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'Lazy farmer' wins 2015 INDEX: Award for vertical farming system

It's world's first commercialised, hydraulic-driven, 9-metre-tall vertical vegetable cultivation system

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INDEPENDENCE: For Mr Ng, the end-game is to make Singapore self-sustainable and to be able to fully cater to the country's vegetable needs.

Singapore

THURSDAY night's win of the 2015 prestigious design prize INDEX: Award by local farmer Sky Urban Solutions was the fruit of an unlikely desire: how to be a "lazy farmer" after retirement, says founder and CEO Jack Ng.

"Around 5-7 years ago, I was thinking 'when I retire,